Category Archives: Practical Tips

Our Monthly Tip: Hand Out Forget-Me-Not Memorial Seed Packets

Give guests a living, growing plant to remember their loved one

Our Tip of the Month Bringing freshly cut flowers to a funeral is customary, but these delicate plants usually wilt within just a few days. In lieu of flowers, consider bringing forget-me-not memorial seed packets instead. Unlike pre-cut flowers, seed … Continue reading

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Our Monthly Tip: Renting a Food Truck for a Funeral

Breaking bread at a funeral can soothe grief

Our Tip of the Month They say ice cream makes everything better, which is why having an ice cream food truck at a funeral is a fun and spirit-lifting idea. Toasted cones and sundaes, layered with toppings, is a sweet … Continue reading

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Our Monthly Tip: Getting Assistance with Thank You Notes

Bereavement makes it hard to acknowledge acts of kindness

Our Tip of the Month Before, during and after a death, friends, family and neighbors often give assistance to the primary caregiver. They may bring food, help with childcare, send flowers, do chores around the house and run errands. They … Continue reading

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Our Monthly Tip: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Grief

Cognitive-behavioral therapy can provide relief for complicated grief and bereavement

Our Tip of the Month Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for complicated grief uses cognitive (thinking) and behavioral techniques (doing) to help clients cope more effectively with grief. It can be a powerful tool in the healing process, helping the client come … Continue reading

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Our Monthly Tip: Remember Your Loved One with A Memorial Tattoo

Tattoos have become an accepted way to express your values and beliefs

Our Tip of the Month It wasn’t long ago that tattoos were considered the purview of sailors, servicemen and motorcycle gangs. But in 21st century America, the tattoo has become a well-respected and even mainstream way to express one’s beliefs, … Continue reading

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Our Monthly Tip: Make a Memory Pillow from Your Loved One’s Clothes

Preserve your loved one's personality in a special memorial gift

Our Tip of the Month As a teen, I spent one summer at my grandmother’s house helping her make a bird-themed pillow cover from scratch. I still have this homemade pillow, and whenever I look at it, I’m reminded of her. … Continue reading

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